Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum The Bowers Museum enriches lives through the world's finest arts and cultures. Visit Bowers.org/athome to access our virtual portal and enjoy the BOWERS AT HOME, #Bowersathome!
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General admission is $13 | $15 on weekends. Senior / Student admission is $10 | $12 on weekends. Bowers Members and children under 12 are free. Admission is free every Sunday for Santa Ana residents (proof of residency required). Please visit www.bowers.org. for more information.

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4 days until closing! Grab your ticket and a best friend’s hand, #disneyatbowers closes this Sunday June 20 on Father’s ...
06/16/2021

4 days until closing!

Grab your ticket and a best friend’s hand, #disneyatbowers closes this Sunday June 20 on Father’s Day!

📸 repost @last_looks

4 days until closing!

Grab your ticket and a best friend’s hand, #disneyatbowers closes this Sunday June 20 on Father’s Day!

📸 repost @last_looks

5 days until closing! #disneyatbowers ⏰ The countdown is on: “Inside the Walt Disney Archives” exhibition closes in just...
06/15/2021

5 days until closing! #disneyatbowers

⏰ The countdown is on: “Inside the Walt Disney Archives” exhibition closes in just 5 days, on June 20!

Hurry over for your last chance to see this blockbuster exhibition brimming with over 400 objects from#disneyland, #waltdisneystudios, and #waltdisney himself!

📸 repost by @ourdisneyreality

5 days until closing! #disneyatbowers

⏰ The countdown is on: “Inside the Walt Disney Archives” exhibition closes in just 5 days, on June 20!

Hurry over for your last chance to see this blockbuster exhibition brimming with over 400 objects from#disneyland, #waltdisneystudios, and #waltdisney himself!

📸 repost by @ourdisneyreality

“If you walk across my camera I will flash the world your story.”― Woody GuthrieTimeless Melodies Presents: This Land is...
06/14/2021

“If you walk across my camera I will flash the world your story.”
― Woody Guthrie

Timeless Melodies Presents: This Land is Your Land - Folk Songs on June 24 at 1:30 pm

Don’t miss the return of Timeless Melodies to the Norma Kershaw Auditorium! Tickets at bowers.org

“If you walk across my camera I will flash the world your story.”
― Woody Guthrie

Timeless Melodies Presents: This Land is Your Land - Folk Songs on June 24 at 1:30 pm

Don’t miss the return of Timeless Melodies to the Norma Kershaw Auditorium! Tickets at bowers.org

Hurry, #Disneyatbowers closes one week from today on Sunday, June 20- Father’s Day!Free Father’s Day Giveaway: The first...
06/13/2021

Hurry, #Disneyatbowers closes one week from today on Sunday, June 20- Father’s Day!

Free Father’s Day Giveaway: The first 100 dads to visit on Sunday, June 20 will receive a free Bowers Museum mug!*

Tickets and details at bowers.org/visit.

📸 repost by @_kyvonne

Hurry, #Disneyatbowers closes one week from today on Sunday, June 20- Father’s Day!

Free Father’s Day Giveaway: The first 100 dads to visit on Sunday, June 20 will receive a free Bowers Museum mug!*

Tickets and details at bowers.org/visit.

📸 repost by @_kyvonne

Need another reason to head to Bowers Museum today?"Test of Medal: Charles J. Shaw and the Montford Point Marines" close...
06/12/2021

Need another reason to head to Bowers Museum today?

"Test of Medal: Charles J. Shaw and the Montford Point Marines" closes June 27! Visit today to see this tribute to local hero Charles J. Shaw, the first Black drill instructor to train an integrated platoon of Marines and an important member of the Black community in @cityofsantaana , CA.

Need another reason to head to Bowers Museum today?

"Test of Medal: Charles J. Shaw and the Montford Point Marines" closes June 27! Visit today to see this tribute to local hero Charles J. Shaw, the first Black drill instructor to train an integrated platoon of Marines and an important member of the Black community in @cityofsantaana , CA.

That Friday feeling like 💁‍♀️"Inside the Walt Disney Archives closes in one week on June 20!"Make it a storybook ending ...
06/11/2021

That Friday feeling like 💁‍♀️

"Inside the Walt Disney Archives closes in one week on June 20!"

Make it a storybook ending and visit today! #disneyatbowers

📸 repost by @theresaresa

That Friday feeling like 💁‍♀️

"Inside the Walt Disney Archives closes in one week on June 20!"

Make it a storybook ending and visit today! #disneyatbowers

📸 repost by @theresaresa

Eureka! It's #MuseumWeek! Today's hashtag is #EurekaMW so we're sharing some of the technological innovations in the Bow...
06/10/2021
Eureka: Inventions of the Bowers Museum

Eureka! It's #MuseumWeek! Today's hashtag is #EurekaMW so we're sharing some of the technological innovations in the Bowers’ collections. Check out our Collections Blog post this week to learn more!

The State Exclamation The 7th to 13th of June is Museum Week, an annual global event which celebrates museums. The different days of the week are marked with hashtags or themes through which museums can share their collections. Today’s is #EurekaMW, an opportunity to look at some innovations in ou...

TOP 5 Gifts for Father's Day Gallery Store Gift Guide HighlightsSearch “Father’s Day” at shop.bowers.org for the full gi...
06/09/2021

TOP 5 Gifts for Father's Day
Gallery Store Gift Guide Highlights

Search “Father’s Day” at shop.bowers.org for the full gift guide!

Happy landings. #didyouknow Definition of happy landings in English:• (Especially among aircraft personnel) used as a dr...
06/08/2021

Happy landings.

#didyouknow Definition of happy landings in English:
• (Especially among aircraft personnel) used as a drinking toast to good fortune and prosperity.
• Origin: Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Saturday Evening Post.

The Boat Landing, 1915
Walter Granville-Smith (American, 1870-1938)
Oil on canvas; 18 x 24 in.
F7705
Martha C. Stevens Memorial Art Collection
Bowers Museum Collection

Happy landings.

#didyouknow Definition of happy landings in English:
• (Especially among aircraft personnel) used as a drinking toast to good fortune and prosperity.
• Origin: Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Saturday Evening Post.

The Boat Landing, 1915
Walter Granville-Smith (American, 1870-1938)
Oil on canvas; 18 x 24 in.
F7705
Martha C. Stevens Memorial Art Collection
Bowers Museum Collection

“I am a huge Rocketeer fan and my partner is super supportive of that! We dressed up as Cliff and Jenny to celebrate our...
06/07/2021

“I am a huge Rocketeer fan and my partner is super supportive of that! We dressed up as Cliff and Jenny to celebrate our 16th anniversary.”
—Chris & Nadine

“I was, only, maybe 3 to 5 years old, at the time when my father and grandfather were making trips out to Burbank. They would meet with Walt Disney, to consult on the lighting for the new studio. My father brought artists' sketches of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck home to me, several times. The Bowers Museum display of the artist's, or animator's big "drawing board" with the artist tools, might have been where my father watched those sketches being drawn. I really wish I still had those drawings, but I think they were discarded, one day, when my mother asked me to clean out my closet!”
—Joy Andre

#disneyatbowers storytelling portal is full of entries like these by our visitors to the exhibition “Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic.” Check them out at guide.bowers.org and submit your own memory to share!

☀️Summer Special Offer☀️ Buy-One-Get-One FREEJoin Bowers E-Newsletter now and get a free admission ticket of equal or le...
06/06/2021

☀️Summer Special Offer☀️ Buy-One-Get-One FREE

Join Bowers E-Newsletter now and get a free admission ticket of equal or lesser value when you purchase a ticket onsite 6/22-9/30!

New subscribers only, limit one per subscriber.

Hurry, this deal won’t be up for long! https://www.bowers.org/index.php/enewsletter-sign-up

☀️Summer Special Offer☀️ Buy-One-Get-One FREE

Join Bowers E-Newsletter now and get a free admission ticket of equal or lesser value when you purchase a ticket onsite 6/22-9/30!

New subscribers only, limit one per subscriber.

Hurry, this deal won’t be up for long! https://www.bowers.org/index.php/enewsletter-sign-up

Friday night outfit ✅Get your best Disney gear on and head to #disneyatbowers this weekend. The magical collection of ov...
06/04/2021

Friday night outfit ✅

Get your best Disney gear on and head to #disneyatbowers this weekend. The magical collection of over 400 objects closes in just two weeks!

📸 by @kaybeetodd

Tickets at bowers.org/visit

Friday night outfit ✅

Get your best Disney gear on and head to #disneyatbowers this weekend. The magical collection of over 400 objects closes in just two weeks!

📸 by @kaybeetodd

Tickets at bowers.org/visit

Talk about your new acquisition! 😍 #museumlifeCoconuts are vastly different from other fruit in a great many ways. For i...
06/04/2021

Talk about your new acquisition! 😍 #museumlife

Coconuts are vastly different from other fruit in a great many ways. For instance, ‘fruit’ is just one of three broad classifications that they fall under. They are, as the name might suggest, also ‘nuts’ and ‘seeds.’ Coconuts are also valuable as a medium for creating both utilitarian and ornamental objects.

Sparked by a new acquisition to the Bowers Museum’s permanent collection, today’s #bowersblog “Carvings on a Half Shell: Coconut Artifacts of Oceania” looks at some of the Oceanic objects in the Bowers’ collections which are made from coconut shells.

Click the link to learn more about the coco-nutty objects that we have! https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/carvings-on-a-half-shell-coconut-artifacts-of-oceania

Talk about your new acquisition! 😍 #museumlife

Coconuts are vastly different from other fruit in a great many ways. For instance, ‘fruit’ is just one of three broad classifications that they fall under. They are, as the name might suggest, also ‘nuts’ and ‘seeds.’ Coconuts are also valuable as a medium for creating both utilitarian and ornamental objects.

Sparked by a new acquisition to the Bowers Museum’s permanent collection, today’s #bowersblog “Carvings on a Half Shell: Coconut Artifacts of Oceania” looks at some of the Oceanic objects in the Bowers’ collections which are made from coconut shells.

Click the link to learn more about the coco-nutty objects that we have! https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/carvings-on-a-half-shell-coconut-artifacts-of-oceania

Help us win #1 in Orange County!Voting is now open through June 21 for Los Angeles Times' Best Museum in Orange County. ...
06/03/2021

Help us win #1 in Orange County!

Voting is now open through June 21 for Los Angeles Times' Best Museum in Orange County. Bowers Museum is the proud winner for 2020, help us keep the streak going by voting now and sharing with friends and family!

Vote now https://www.latimes.com/bestofthesouthland#/gallery/?group=379616

Help us win #1 in Orange County!

Voting is now open through June 21 for Los Angeles Times' Best Museum in Orange County. Bowers Museum is the proud winner for 2020, help us keep the streak going by voting now and sharing with friends and family!

Vote now https://www.latimes.com/bestofthesouthland#/gallery/?group=379616

One week from today 📣 “Celebrating 164 Years of Jewish Orange County: The Early Years with Dalia Taft”Join Dalia Taft, a...
05/31/2021

One week from today 📣 “Celebrating 164 Years of Jewish Orange County: The Early Years with Dalia Taft”

Join Dalia Taft, archivist for the Orange County Jewish Historical Society, for an in-depth look at the history of Jewish people in Orange County 1857-1945, including a montage of vintage photos and more.

June 6
24-hour access launches at midnight

⬆️ tickets https://www.bowers.org/index.php/programs/events-calendar/event/2831-online-celebrating-164-years-of-jewish-orange-county-the-early-years-with-dalia-taft

05/30/2021

Enjoy the joyful traditions of Mexico with music by Mario and Sergio - The Cuates, and guitarist Joel Aceves. Delight in dance and song by the students from the Orange County School of the Arts, and Relampago del Cielo Folklorico. This event is held in conjunction with Arts Orange County’s Imagination Celebration.

Performances:
Mario & Sergio, "The Cuates"
Joel Aceves, Classical Guitarist
Relampago del Cielo Grupo Folklorico,
Aaliyah Magcasi Classical Voice Conservatory of OCSA
Contemporary Dance Conservatory of OCSA, Salsa Dance

Art Project: Amate Bark Painting

Food Project: Corn Tortilla demonstration by Northgate Market

TRON (1982) screening under the stars! June 18 Don’t miss the nostalgia-driven action and adventure of TRON, an original...
05/29/2021

TRON (1982) screening under the stars! June 18

Don’t miss the nostalgia-driven action and adventure of TRON, an original and visually stunning piece of science fiction that represents a landmark work in the history of computer animation.

Make it a night to remember and arrive early for afterhours access to #disneyatbowers and the Bowers Gallery Store, filled with Disney delights and treasures from around the globe.

6 PM | Doors, Exhibit, Gallery Store

8 PM or sundown | Film begins

🍿Hurry, tickets are selling fast! https://www.bowers.org/index.php/programs/events-calendar/event/2826-outdoor-screening-tron-1982

As the weather continues to warm up and we start looking to spend more time outside, #BowersBlog explores the many histo...
05/28/2021

As the weather continues to warm up and we start looking to spend more time outside, #BowersBlog explores the many historical and cultural objects in our courtyard.

Ranging in visibility from unmissable to the bane of scavenger hunts, these objects reference the history of the county and contemporary Bowers exhibitions alike.

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/the-mostly-complete-guide-to-the-bowers-museum-s-historic-courtyard

As the weather continues to warm up and we start looking to spend more time outside, #BowersBlog explores the many historical and cultural objects in our courtyard.

Ranging in visibility from unmissable to the bane of scavenger hunts, these objects reference the history of the county and contemporary Bowers exhibitions alike.

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/the-mostly-complete-guide-to-the-bowers-museum-s-historic-courtyard

Join us closing weekend for an exclusive presentation premiere by the Director of the Walt Disney Archives, Becky Cline....
05/25/2021

Join us closing weekend for an exclusive presentation premiere by the Director of the Walt Disney Archives, Becky Cline.

"Weird Disney: The Early Mickey Years" 🐭

Saturday, June 19
Sundown

Arrive early for afterhours access to Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic and the Gallery Store.

Tickets are selling fast, hurry before they’re gone! https://www.bowers.org/index.php/programs/events-calendar/event/2827-inside-the-walt-disney-archives-closing-lecture-with-becky-cline

📣Calling all SoCal kids! Bowers Museum is thrilled to launch Kids Café: a free lunch program for kids up to 18! 🍽 June 1...
05/24/2021

📣Calling all SoCal kids! Bowers Museum is thrilled to launch Kids Café: a free lunch program for kids up to 18! 🍽

June 1 – August 13, pick-up at Bowers Museums’ Kidseum 3 - 3:30pm, Tuesday - Friday

To sign up, email Lupe Lopez at [email protected]

Join us for the next free virtual festival one week from today – Fiesta de Mexico! 🇲🇽Sunday, May 30 at 11 AM, livestream...
05/23/2021

Join us for the next free virtual festival one week from today – Fiesta de Mexico! 🇲🇽

Sunday, May 30 at 11 AM, livestreamed on FB and Youtube @bowersmuseum

Enjoy the joyful Traditions of Mexico with music by Mario and Sergio - The Cuates, and guitarist Joel Aceves. Delight in dance and song by the students from the Orange County School of the Arts, and Relampago del Cielo Folklorico @relampagodelcielo. This event is held in conjunction with Arts Orange County’s Imagination Celebration.

RSVP on Facebook https://fb.me/e/2jW2Jvf58

Download art project https://bit.ly/3fAt1z3

Happy Saturday!Time to hurry up and slow down in the galleries of #disneyatbowers. *Note: floor seating is not officiall...
05/22/2021

Happy Saturday!

Time to hurry up and slow down in the galleries of #disneyatbowers.

*Note: floor seating is not officially encouraged by the museum, but this is a great shot @_disneydancer_*😉

📸 Repost from @_disneydancer_

Happy Saturday!

Time to hurry up and slow down in the galleries of #disneyatbowers.

*Note: floor seating is not officially encouraged by the museum, but this is a great shot @_disneydancer_*😉

📸 Repost from @_disneydancer_

“Periodical cicadas, identified as Brood Ten, are back, providing us with a once-every-17-years opportunity to witness a...
05/21/2021

“Periodical cicadas, identified as Brood Ten, are back, providing us with a once-every-17-years opportunity to witness a remarkable natural phenomenon, as these insects emerge and breed, while producing sounds as loud as a jet engine.” – CBS

Captured in jade, “The Cicada Sound” is one of more than 27 carvings by artist Huang Fu Shou. See these and more in “Treasures in Gold & Jade” now open through 9/5 at Bowers Museum. Tickets at bowers.org.

Virtual gallery tour available this Sunday, 5/23, 24-hour on demand access

Additional tours available weekly across galleries https://www.bowers.org/index.php/visit/gallery-tours

“Periodical cicadas, identified as Brood Ten, are back, providing us with a once-every-17-years opportunity to witness a remarkable natural phenomenon, as these insects emerge and breed, while producing sounds as loud as a jet engine.” – CBS

Captured in jade, “The Cicada Sound” is one of more than 27 carvings by artist Huang Fu Shou. See these and more in “Treasures in Gold & Jade” now open through 9/5 at Bowers Museum. Tickets at bowers.org.

Virtual gallery tour available this Sunday, 5/23, 24-hour on demand access

Additional tours available weekly across galleries https://www.bowers.org/index.php/visit/gallery-tours

🌧April showers bring May flowers and, in this case, the spring edition of the #bowersblog! Much like the wide range of c...
05/21/2021
Walter Granville-Smith: Colorizing the Season

🌧April showers bring May flowers

and, in this case, the spring edition of the #bowersblog!

Much like the wide range of colors found in May skies, artist Walter Granville-Smith’s works were defined by the vast range that he demonstrated in their style and subject.

For more spring in your step, follow the link below!

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/walter-granville-smith-colorizing-the-season

Detail of F7667Martha C. Stevens Memorial Art Collection Gloom and Bloom While the Bowers Blog tends to feature Southern Californian painters, there is a surprising variety of works by non-Californian artists in the museum’s collection. Searching our Fine Art Department for the dichotomous pairing...

“If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.”  🎤 Billie HolidayFind inspiration in some of...
05/18/2021

“If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.”
🎤 Billie Holiday

Find inspiration in some of the greatest female vocalists of all time during a musical evening at Bowers Museum.

May 27, 8pm: Timeless Melodies, The Ladies Sing!

🎟 https://www.bowers.org/index.php/programs/events-calendar/event/2822-timeless-melodies-the-ladies-sing

“If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.”
🎤 Billie Holiday

Find inspiration in some of the greatest female vocalists of all time during a musical evening at Bowers Museum.

May 27, 8pm: Timeless Melodies, The Ladies Sing!

🎟 https://www.bowers.org/index.php/programs/events-calendar/event/2822-timeless-melodies-the-ladies-sing

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Our visit to Bowers Museum for the Walt Disney Archives exhibit!
When will receive the unique link for today’s Becky Archives Talk?
where is the virtual festival? why hide it? [email protected]
We visited Bowers Museum last year on a Saturday and amazed at the programs and exhibits. Top of the line staff.
I missed getting tickets to the Disney tea Party - is there a waitlist I can get on for cancellations?
Join us for the 2nd Annual Orange County Archives Bazaar: Murals, Memories, and Meaning-Making at the Hilbert Museum (10/26, 11am-5pm). The event will bring libraries, special collections, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions together to showcase material from their collections and highlight the known and unknown stories of Orange County. Program information is now available on the Event Page. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/478732519377664/
will be there soon to perform https://www.facebook.com/two.worlds.jill.amnon/
Spend your Saturday afternoon with Dr. Sara E. Cole, Assistant Curator of the Antiquities Department🏺at the @gettymuseum 🏛Learn about Hellenistic statuary and Ptolemaic Egypt in this ARCE lecture 𓂀 #FREE for #members and ARCE members only $12 for general admission.
Head to the Bowers this Saturday, June 1 at 1:30 pm for a FREE presentation featuring the groundbreaking work of monumental Taiwanese artists, including Liao Shiou-ping, “Father of Modern Print-Making,” whose work is in the Bowers Museum’s own Permanent Collection. #Taiwan #ISupportBowersCollection #printmaking
Become a docent at Bowers Museum Recruitment/Open House July 17, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:30
We love when the Red Hat Society ladies visit! Besides showcasing some truly fabulous outfits, they come together to “connect like-minded women, make new friends and enrich lives through the power of fun and friendship!” That’s a mission we can get behind! #guopeiatbowers #guopei #bowersmuseum @redhatsociety #fashion #strongwomen
Have you been to see the #dragonglass at Bowers Museum? Tomorrow is your last chance before the #GOT finale Sunday night! This obsidian #blade will go back into protective storage soon after, don’t miss it! #winterishere #gameofthrones